What: All three chefs will be participating in a series of “quickfire challenges” over the next two weeks for LA’s restaurant weeks (Oct.
Why: It’s like being a fly on the wall in some of LA’s top restaurant kitchens. Watch our own top chefs strut their stuff and you could learn a thing or two for your own kitchen.
Where: Petrossian, 321 North Robertson Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90048. Winner: Mark Peel.
Who: Chef Mark Peel of Campanile, Chef Ben Ford of Ford’s Filling Station, and Chef David Lefevre of Water Grill.
When: The next challenge, “cold soup,” is this Thursday, September 23rd (6pm). 3-8 and Oct.
UPDATE: Via e*star LA, we’ve just found out the competing chefs for the Petrossian cold soup challenge will be Chef Akira Hirose of Maison Akira and Chef Celestino Drago of Drago. E*star LA will judge, along with Chef Ben Bailly of Petrossian and food blogger Josh Lurie of Food GPS.
How: All events are free and open to the public. 10-15). Check out photos from today’s quickfire challenge on Grub Street
Every night the casinos cut their outside lights for a few minutes as the very long light show takes place. No trip to Vegas can be complete without at least an evening visit to the Fremont Experience.
The Fremont Experience in Downtown Las Vegas is home to one of the biggest turnarounds any downtown area has ever had. Vegas Vic was originally erected in 1951.
Benny Binion started the Iconic Casino. It was called Binions Horseshoe for many years, but is now simply called Binions. Pictures like this make me wish time travel was possible.
Vintage Fremont Street
Many first time visitors avoid the downtown area and the Fremont Experience because they are only familiar with the Strip, but they are the ones that lose out. The classic and historic downtown casinos of Las Vegas were tired of losing the limelight to the newer Casinos located on the famous Las Vegas Strip. The Downtown Casinios were losing revenue and needed something major to happen to bring back visitors to the Downtown area of Las Vegas. The casino use to be epic when Benny was running the show, but since his death the family ran it into the ground until they were forced to sell it.
The Plaza Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas stands guard at the end of Fremont overlooking the Fremont experience. Vic is the only one of the brothers to live in Las Vegas. The huge TV style canopy shows a variety of different shows that are all very awesome to watch.
This is how Fremont Street looked before the street was blocked off and covered by a huge canopy and light show. Vegas Vic!
Plaza Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada
The Canopy over the Fremont street really shines at night!
Vegas Vic is the tallest Cowboy in Nevada, along with his Twin Brother River Rick and other Brother River Rick. This is vintage late 70′s Vegas in all its glory during a parade. Each hotel room in the Plaza Hotel was ripped out and totally updated and modernized.
Fremont Experience at Night
The mainstreet of Fremont was blocked off to vehicle traffic permeantly and a huge canopy was installed. Vegas Vic is a cultural Icon of Downtown Vegas. The downtown casinos needed to make a drastic change, and they came up with the idea for the Fremont Experience.. Although the Plaza Hotel is old, it recently under went room renovations
The rest died in several other southern and central provinces, Pang said.
Many of the bodies were unclaimed after nearly 24 hours, suggesting that entire families had died, she said.
“It’s overwhelming. Cruz said the Philippine coast guard and other rescuers were scouring the waters off Iligan for survivors or bodies that may have been swept away to sea.
Authorities recovered bodies from the mud after the water subsided. Thick layers of mud coated streets where the waters had subsided. Parts of concrete walls and roofs, toppled vehicles and other debris littered the streets.
The Office of Civil Defense said 274 people were missing, but Ramos said the number would likely rise as more field reports come in. At least 229 died in Cagayan de Oro and 144 in nearby Iligan, which has more than 300,000 residents. One car was thrown over a concrete fence and others were crushed and piled in a flooded canal.
Associated Press writers Oliver Teves and Hrvoje Hranjski contributed to this report.
In just 12 hours, Tropical Storm Washi dumped more than a month of average rains on Mindanao. Among the items urgently needed are coffins and body bags, said Benito Ramos, who heads the government’s disaster-response agency.
MANILA, Philippines — Flash floods devastated a southern Philippine region unaccustomed to serious storms, killing at least 450 people as they slept and turning two coastal cities into muddy waterways strewn with overturned vehicles and toppled trees.
A swollen river sent floodwaters gushing through neighborhoods that do not usually experience flooding. Ten people in one home stood on a sloping roof, waiting for rescuers even as water still flooded the lower floors.
Thousands of soldiers backed up by hundreds of local police, reservists, coast guard officers and civilian volunteers were mobilized for rescue efforts, but they were hampered by the flooded-out roads and lack of electricity.
U.S. So far, 437 people have been rescued.
Ramos attributed the high casualties in Mindanao “partly to the complacency of people because they are not in the usual path of storms” despite four days of warnings by officials that one was approaching.
Cagayan de Oro and Iligan were filled with scenes of destruction and desperation.
At least 450 people were killed in the floods, Philippine Red Cross Secretary General Gwen Pang and other officials said. The region is unaccustomed to the typhoons that are common elsewhere in the archipelago.
“It was a good thing, because in less than an hour the water rose to about 11 feet (3.3 meters),” filling his home up to the ceiling, he said.
“The U.S. In Misamis Oriental province, 60 people were plucked from the ocean off El Salvador city, about six miles (10 kilometers) northwest of Cagayan de Oro, said disaster official Teddy Sabuga-a.
Local television footage showed muddy water rushing in the streets, sweeping away all sorts of debris. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected.”
Army officers reported unidentified bodies piled up in morgues in Cagayan de Oro city, where electricity was restored in some areas, although the city of more than 500,000 people remained without tap water.
Forecaster Leny Ruiz said records show that storms that follow the same path as Washi come only once in about every 12 years.
Ayi Hernandez, a former congressman, said he and his family were resting in their home in Cagayan de Oro late Friday when they heard a loud “swooshing sound” and water quickly rose ankle-deep inside. He decided to evacuate to a neighbor’s two-story house.
Rescuers in boats rushed offshore to save people swept out to sea. We didn’t expect these many dead,” Ramos said.
The missing included prominent Filipino radio broadcaster Enie Alsonado, who was swept away while trying to save his neighbors, Iligan Mayor Lawrence Cruz said.
Most of the victims were asleep Friday night when raging floodwaters cascaded from the mountains after 12 hours of rain from a late-season tropical storm in the southern Mindanao region. The storm hit the western province of Palawan on Sunday and was expected to blow out of the country into the South China Sea later in the day.
With nearly 300 people missing, Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin and top military officials were to fly to the worst-hit city of Cagayan de Oro on Sunday to help oversee search-and-rescue efforts and deal with thousands of displaced villagers, as the weather began to clear and floodwaters receded. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said in a statement that the Obama administration offered its “deepest condolences” for the devastation in the southern Philippines.
Palawan officials said mobilized emergency crews were on standby as the storm approached.. government stands ready to assist Philippine authorities as they respond to this tragedy,” the statement said. A man floated in an inner tube in muddy water littered with plastic buckets, pieces of wood and other debris
When you’re in the mood for something different and a cut above the plastic-cup rage fests, check out the Buddha Bar for a rejuvinating dining and drinking experience.
How to Get to The Buddha Bar
Watch your favorite game at Fast Eddies and enjoy daily food specials and a wide variety of draught beers and longnecks. Fado’s is certainly whiskey drinker’s heaven.
Fado – Irish Pub and Restaurant
Washington D.C.’s nightlife is exciting and diverse, but it can be intimidating to a newcomer just getting into the scene. Meet up with your friends for dinner around 6 or 7pm and you’ll have plenty of time to soak in the scene and get your time in bar hopping in Washington DC.
Fast Eddie’s Sports Bar
Sample some of Washington DC’s finest brews at this elegant but comfortable restaurant and bar. Otherwise, the ample dining room provides a swanky yet cozy atmosphere in which to devour your grub and sample some delicious hand-crafted microbrews.
Locating The Capitol City Brewery
Repair to The Buddha Bar to fill up on delicious drinks and appetizers while your stress melts away. If you’re in the mood for a chewy dark stout and some tasty fried food to go along with it, check out Fado.
Oftentimes, your best option will be riding the metro. Instead, set aside some cash for taxis if you don’t want to walk.
When that craving for fish and chips hits Fado has you covered. The Buddha Bar is a tranquil place that serves asian and fusion cuisine like shrimp potstickers with lobster, fresh sushi and rich desserts including cheese cakes and fresh fruit sorbets.
The Capitol City Brewing Company
The Big Hunt
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Never drink and drive – this goes for anywhere, but I can tell you that Washington D.C. Fast Eddie’s has 27 flat screen TVs throughout the bar, in addition to a monster 150 inch projection high-definition TV for the truly important sporting events like the Super Bowl.
Making Your Way to Fast Eddie’s Sports Bar
One of DC’s most popular gay bars and nightclubs for many years, Cobalt was shut down by a fire only to re-open in 2001 as a combination dance club and restaurant. Even longtime DC residents may overlook some of these hidden gems. This surprises many visitors, seeing as it’s the nation’s capitol, but we’re still dealing with the holdouts of old southern gentry attitudes and ordinances here. If you’re not much for gambling you can still have a blast country line dancing at Fast Eddies.
Once you’ve gotten your fill of excitement, mellow out in the Buddha Bar, a bar and restaurant that took a meditation spa’s approach to fine dining and delicious cocktails. Menu items include chicken salad wraps, lamb burger and french onion soups.
Locating Cobalt Gay Bar and Nightclub
Bars close early in this city. Fast Eddie’s Sports Bar has daily specials on food, like $5 burgers on Monday and $5 mile-high nacos on Wednesdays.
If you’re in a hurry you can sit at the expansive bar.
The Buddha Bar
You can also talk your friends into noise pollution charges on Karaoke night if you’re feeling devilish. There’s a good chance you’ll find some live music here on weekend nights. They have seasonal beers as well.
Cobalt is a gay bar with an attached nightclub known as 30 degrees.
Cobalt – Gay Bar and Nightclub
The mood here is energized yet calm. Cobalt offers dining on its first floor and DJ-fueled dance parties on its top level. Keep this in mind when planning your night out. Some of their signature beers include: Capitol Kolsch, Pale Rider Ale, Amber Waves Ale, and Probhibition Porter. From here, just keep walking around until you see the bar’s neon sign!
The Big Hunt also serves up some tasty tex-mex appetizers like tacos, burritos, nachos and quesadillas courtesy of their on-site taqueria.
Drag yourself out of bed on the weekend to watch the game and suck down perfect pints at Fado’s
It opens at 7am on Saturday and Sunday, but closes at 3am on Friday and Saturday.
Fares are usually $1-4 depending on how far you are going, and you can enjoy free transfers to bus lines within the metropolitan transport zone if you purchase and charge a metro card as opposed to a one-time paper ticket.
The metro opens at 5am Monday through Friday and closes at midnight Sunday through Thursday.
Perhaps the true pedigree of any good sports bar is the number of televisions it has on hand for watching big games. The Big Hunt has four floors and four different bars on-site, making it a great place to mingle with local DC residents.
Getting to the Big Hunt in DC
. Washington’s subway system is cheap and comprehensive.
A great place to start off your night, the Capitol Brewing Company boasts 8 different in-home microbrews on tap at any given time. Read this article to get the inside scoop on the city’s most popular watering holes.
After dinner, dive into some funky local digs at The Big Hunt, a local’s favorite. You can also find pizza, pasta and salads here, as well as a kids menu.
The atmosphere is cheerful and compact and it’s a great place to catch your favorite rugby or soccer game. Just don’t risk it. Yes, there really is a giant golden Buddha inside.
If you get lost on your way to The Big Hunt, just ask someone to direct you to Dupont Circle, a major landmark. It’s a refreshing place to share an intimate meal with a few friends or to take your sweetheart to for some after-work cocktails. Most locals start earlier on in order to get their fill. With so many different Washington DC bars to choose from, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of choices you have when heading out for a night on the town. The pub’s website proudly boasts that Saturday and Sunday opening hours are determined by sports!
Making Your Way to Fado’s Irish Pub
Probably the biggest draw for The Big Hunt is its active local music scene. The Big Hunt runs daily specials on drinks like Pabst Blue Ribbon beers for $2.50 from 4 to 7 pm, $3 rail drinks and a one dollar discount on any other drinks purchased during this generously long happy hour.
If you’re looking to fuel up for a long pub crawl, the Capitol Brewing Company has some tasty appetizers and entrees such as Capitol City nachos, ahi tuna, hummus, Eastern Shore crab dip, chili and spicy chicken wings. has FIVE kinds of police operating within the district at any given time. Fado keeps Harp, Smithwicks and Guiness on tap, just to name a few beers. It offers a large outdoor seating area that’s great for spring and summer brunches. They also have an impressive array of whiskeys like Bushmills 10, 16 and 21 year malts, in addition to Jameson, Midleton, Powers, Red Breast and Tullamore dew.
Fado one of Washington DC’s better known Irish Pubs and a place where the “perfect pint” is obsessively pursued. Eddies offers a wide variety of beers on tap as well as traditional cocktails and liquor.
Cobalt’s Levelone is a “casual chic” restaurant that serves lunch and dinner and caters to large parties. Cobalt hosts Karaoke nights on Wednesdays and Sundays and a buy-one-get-one-free special for happy hour each day from 4-9pm.
Speaking of games, did you know you can legally place bets at Fast Eddie’s Sports Bar Grill? Nothing compliments a hot chicken club sandwich like laying all your money on the favored horse
The brunette beauty is a longtime fan of the American football team as she was born in Massachusetts. The 33-year-old Extra host gamely stripped down to a tiny string bikini in Times Square this afternoon.
She wisely kept a pair of warm Ugg boots on her feet.
She wrote: ‘Flying to ny now…today is gonna stink. Should be 50 degrees I hear.’
She had promised her Extra co-host Mario Lopez that she would wear a Giants bikini in the bitter New York cold if the New England Patriots lost the Super Bowl.
She’s game: Maria Menounos stripped down to a Giants bikini today in Times Square
After: The 38-year-old presenter is smiling, and why shouldn’t he look so happy given the woman beside him?
The terms of the bet were that
Menounos would ‘bare all’ if the Patriots lost, while correspondent A.J.
Calloway would have to wear a Patriots cheerleader outfit.
Never one to forfeit a bet, Menounos disrobed to reveal a sparkly red and blue top and brief white bottoms today.
Her 38-year-old co-host was as impressed by her dedication to keeping her word as he was to her fabulous figure. At least it’s not bitter cold there.
Before: Menounos and her co-host stood in the middle of Times Square, fully clothed
13:33 GMT, 7 February 2012.
So sad: The 33-year-old pretends to shed a tear that her beloved Patriots lost the Super Bowl
She tweeted a photograph of herself earlier today wearing her robe with the caption: ‘Ready to face the music.’
The winner and loser: If AJ Calloway had lost the bet, he won have had to don a Patriots cheerleading uniform
She may have lost a bet after the New York Giants won Super Bowl XLVI yesterday, but Maria Menounos definitely gained some new fans today.
He wrote on his Twitter page earlier today: ‘My girl @mariamenounos lost a Super Bowl bet had to wear a NY
Giants bikini!Big props..Look great.’
Smiles all around: Both presenters actually look happy by the outcome of Menounos’ bet
Game girl: Alas, it was the Extra presenter who lost the bet, and lost her clothes as well
The presenter definitely earned some appreciative glances from the men in the crowd, including co-host Lopez.
The correspondent doesn’t blame her team for losing, or for the fact that she had to strut her stuff in the midst of Manhattan. #PATRIOTpride’, she write.
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She had to steal herself for the big reveal though as she departed Indianapolis to arrive in the Big Apple.
‘Sorry, but you know what – I love the Pats for fighting to the bitter end
Congress and President Obama created the “fiscal cliff” last year as they negotiated ways to lift the federal debt ceiling. The cliff causes two things to happen at midnight on December 31, 2012. discovered only a third of small businesses who sought loans actually secured them, a reminder that market conditions are already tough and getting tougher. businesses – hurdling towards its own cliff.
Image: Handout courtesy of Jeff Stibel.
With the so-called fiscal cliff looming, Reuters Small Business interviewed Jeff Stibel, chairman and CEO of small business credit rating agency Dun Bradstreet Credibility Corp to ask him a few questions about what small businesses need to know about the government’s self-imposed tax agreement deadline and what small businesses can do in case congress fails to ink a tax agreement plan before the end of the year.
Reuters: I think a lot of people are aware of the fiscal cliff and its impact on taxes. economy – and, with it, U.S.
Reuters: First off, can you define fiscal cliff for us?
Stibel: This is a great time for small business owners to clean up balance sheets, pay down debts and consider taking new loans. The fiscal cliff is creating that uncertainty, evidenced by steep market declines last week. We also expect to see consumer spending lag, as consumers may end up paying higher taxes, money a consumer might otherwise use for retail. A recent study from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management and Dun Bradstreet Credibility Corp. Big corporations and small businesses alike will lower expectations for sales, investment and employment in the event of a jump off the fiscal cliff.
Stibel: Falling off the fiscal cliff could produce a recession and significantly contract credit markets, which would put additional strain on business owners. For American small businesses, this will mean the end of several key tax breaks and the imposition of new taxes. It’s unfortunate that credit markets could tighten, since many small businesses can’t access capital. This is also a great opportunity for small businesses to make sure they’re caught up on bills and that they’ve checked their credit scores. The most important thing for small businesses is certainty – they need to know what they’re dealing with so they can make long-term decisions.. First, a range of temporary tax cuts will expire as the Budget Control Act of 2011 goes into full effect. The result has the U.S. Secondly, mandatory budget cuts will be imposed at the federal level. Banks cling to cash at any sign of instability. These are vital indicators of health and, if the economy destabilizes, businesses can be sure that banks and other lenders will only want to do business with the most responsible, credit-worthy businesses.
Reuters: Is there anything small businesses can do to prepare for the fiscal cliff? What would you advise small business owners to do right now?
Jeff Stibel: The U.S. Of course businesses that support federal contractors will feel the pain – but so will small businesses in the retail, travel and other sectors. What impact would it have on small businesses? And what do small businesses need to know about the fiscal cliff?
Reuters: What sort of, if any, small businesses will be initially impacted and/or impacted the most should the government fail to come to a compromise?
Stibel: The fiscal cliff is an across-the-board cut that will impact job creation and employment throughout the economy
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Do not touch any other chips but your own. So it would be wise to keep track of where your bets are at all times and try not to confuse them with other bets at the table.
In America you will typically be assigned specifically colored chips, which are only usable at the roulette table
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Republican Senator Bill Frist is one of the lawmakers who has fought for years to see online gambling banned, maintaining simply that it’s illegal.
Gambling in any form is illegal in most of the United States, but is an accepted feature of British society. Betting houses, offering wagers on everything from horse racing to whether it will snow on Christmas morning, are as common on the streets of London as pubs.
PartyGaming says it will pull out of the U.S. as a result, and Sportingbet says it has called off takeover talks with World Gaming.
CBS News reporter Vicki Barker in London reported that shares of PartyGaming, the world’s largest online gambling site, were down about 60 percent in early Monday trading.
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Shares of British gambling companies, including Sportingbet and PartyGaming, were sharply lower Monday.
The online betting legislation got through Congress as a tagalong on a port securities bill passed on Saturday, which was largely popular and easily won the necessary votes. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed